[RPG] Can player characters get turned into zombies? And if they can, what changes


In the Monster Manual it does not say you can't, but it does not say you can either. Сan player characters be turned into zombies? And if they can, what changes?

Best Answer

Yes, but maybe not like you think

In Dungeons & Dragons, zombies are not contagious and being bitten by one does not turn you into a zombie. This is why you do not see anything in the Monster Manual about players being turned into zombies.

Zombies are created primarily through use of the Animate Dead spell. This spell targets "a pile of bones or a corpse of a Medium or Small Humanoid within range." Players qualify, so can be turned into Zombies by doing this. What changes is basically that the player character stops being a player character and becomes an NPC monster under the control of whomever cast the spell.

(Of course, in order to be targeted by this spell, the player character already needs to be dead.)